Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    670
  • Program Cost
    $81,100
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    50%
  • Selectivity
    32%
  • Job Offers
    89%
  • Average Salary
    $97,134
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
Maria de Molina, 31
Madrid, 28006, Spain
Website
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IE Business School

About IE Business School

Recognized as one of the world’s top business schools, IE Business School, with its central Madrid campus, boasts students from more than 80 countries in its Master, Doctorate, and Executive Education programs and a faculty of more than 400 professors. IE Business School shapes leaders who promote innovation and change in organizations, equipping directors with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth, and social wellbeing. IE students use innovative online and presential learning formats, including the IE Communities platform where they exchange knowledge and experiences with 40,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in some 100 countries. In fact, IE is among the most international educational institutions in the world. This is no accident: the School strives to reflect the reality of the world through a diverse student body and faculty. IE Business School was founded by entrepreneurs, and so the entrepreneurial vein runs deep at IE, where business creation is seen as an engine for growth, value generation, employment, and social well-being. This focus on entrepreneurship results in around 10 percent of business school graduates going on to set up new ventures when they leave IE. To facilitate this, the School has a wide range of modules and processes, including the Venture Lab, which supports business plan development and enables participants to pitch their ideas to business angels and venture capitalists. At IE, there is the belief that individuals not only have the power to shape and influence the times we live in, but we are also morally obliged to make a positive contribution to the world around us. This is why we inculcate our students with a strong sense of social responsibility and an understanding of how to apply it to their careers. In addition to an entrepreneurship spirit and international focus, IE Business School has a deep commitment to society. The term Corporate Social Responsibility sometimes divides the business world, with some executives still insisting that a company’s only obligation is to its shareholders. IE is at the other end of the ethical spectrum, seeing social responsibility not as a PR tool but something much more. Business leaders cannot avoid the responsibility of managing the social and environmental impacts of a company’s activities. For this reason, IE students are exposed to key concepts such as social innovation, design thinking, base of pyramid markets, social entrepreneurship, right-hand left-hand thinking, and chaordic approaches.

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About IE University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 60
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 25 to 33
Admissions Selectivity
32% IE Business School 46% Average Across All Schools

670 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
74% 590
84% 670
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 2,484
32% 32.0
50% 50.0
Female
28% 28
International
90% 90
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • International Business
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • International Business
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • ITESM (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey)
  • Politecnico de Milano
  • Indian Institute of Technology
  • American University of Beirut
  • ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas)
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Recommendations Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
$62,000 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • McKinsey
  • Proctel & Gamble
  • KPMG
  • Infosys
  • Bayer
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
1% 1
740 to 769
1% 1
2% 2
710 to 739
4% 4
17% 17
680 to 709
11% 11
27% 27
650 to 679
14% 14
29% 29
620 to 649
17% 17
16% 16
590 to 619
20% 20
7% 7
560 to 589
9% 9
8% 8
530 to 559
7% 7
2% 2
500 to 529
11% 11
0% 0
Under 500
5% 5
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 18%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 18%
  • Other 14%
  • Technology 13%
Telefonica Group 6
Top Employer
  • McKinsey 5
  • Samsung Group 5
  • Bayer 4
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
89% IE Business School 84% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
29% 29
64% 63.67152671755726
29% Receive Offers
25% 25
58% 57.7590909090909
25% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
60% 60
21% 20.652301587301586
60% Receive Offers
64% 64
25% 24.575744680851063
64% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
3% 3
5% 5.422790697674418
3% Receive Offers
3% 3
7% 7.03121212121212
3% Accept Offers
86% Graduates seeking full-time employment
6% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Telefonica Group 6
  • McKinsey 5
  • Samsung Group 5
  • Bayer 4
  • BBVA 4
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
20% 20
$91,883.00 Data not provided
Finance/Accounting
17% 17
$86,057.00 Data not provided
General Management
17% 17
$114,475.00 Data not provided
Human Resources
1% 1
$94,744.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
30% 30
$94,207.00 Data not provided
Information Technology
3% 3
$95,195.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
10% 10
$100,520.00 Data not provided
Other
3% 3
$99,662.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
18% 18
$99,740.00 Data not provided
Consumer Products
12% 12
$88,866.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
18% 18
$92,499.00 Data not provided
Government
0%
$98,805.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
6% 6
$94,912.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
3% 3
$99,369.00 Data not provided
Non-profit
1% 1
$127,228.00 Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
4% 4
$96,820.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
7% 7
$94,631.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
$81,375.00 Data not provided
Technology
13% 13
$98,845.00 Data not provided
Other
14% 14
$114,425.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Emzingo 15
  • JOHNSON & Johnson 6
  • Credit Suisse 2
  • Rocket Internte 2
  • Ericsson 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 27
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 65
  • Average intern length in weeks 12
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 90
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$198,369
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $81,100
  • Budget $121,110
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$198,369
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $81,100
  • Budget $121,110
11 Full Tuition Scholarships
$14,000 Average Scholarship Amount 51% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
60% 60
51% 51
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$9,400,000
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $18,000
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
49 IE Business School 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
Lectures
20% 20
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • General Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • E-commerce
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Management
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Strategy
  • Technology
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Electronic Commerce/Information Systems
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • International Management/Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Other
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MA (Arts)
  • MBA/Meng (Engineering - Manufacturing Management)
  • MBA/MS (Science)
  • MBA/MSM (Management)
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must write a complete business plan
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students are required to be fluent in more than one language by graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 13
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • SoftwareThe most important software agreements in terms of volume are that held with Microsoft and Google for IE students, which guarantees 100% coverage of IE Business School IT/IS systems and the

Students: Who are my classmates?

92% International Students
29% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
Europe Free Trade Zone
26% 26
South America
20% 20
Asia
18% 18
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Business Ethics
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • E-business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

40,871 Living MBA Alumni 56 Countries where alumni clubs exist
183 Active alumni clubs
35% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.